WITCHES & GOBLINS
Newspaper oj the Students of Meredith College
MEREDITH COLLEGE, RALEIGH, N. C., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1953
BAPTIST STUDENT CO]\VE]\TIO]\ MEETS
NOVEMBER 6, 7, 8 IX WIXSTOX-SALEM
The Annual North Carolina Baptist Student Convention will meet at
First Baptist Church in Winston-Salem on November 6, 7, 8. The gen
eral theme for the convention will be “Worship and Work.”
Important program personalities
CORN HUSKIN’ BEE SCHEDULED TONIGHT:
STUDENTS, FACULTY WILL PARTICIPATE
include Dr. Nels F. S. Ferre, pro
lessor of philosophical theology at
Vanderbilt University; Dr. John Oli
ver Nelson, professor of Christian
vocation at Yale University Divinity
School, and Miss Emily Lansdell,
president of Carver School of Mis
sions, Louisville, Kentucky. Other
speakers include Dr. E. L. Spivey,
Secretary of State Missions; Mr.
Spencer Thornton of Bowman Gray
School of Medicine; Mr. Robert S.
Denny, associate in the Southwide
Student Department, and about
thirty North Carolina pastors and
laymen. Approximately one hun
dred students will also have various
responsibilities on the program.
More than a thousand students
from forty to fifty North Carolina
colleges are expected to attend. A
special B.S.U. choir will perform
during the sessions and provide
special music for the Sunday morn
ing worship service.
An advance registration fee of
one dollar should be paid by No
Do Social WorU
Meredith’s sociology department
claims nine senior majors this year.
In addition to regular class work,
each is expected to spend approxi
mately thirty hours during the se
mester participating in the activities
of some local social-work agency.
Each Thursday morning Betty
Louise Smith, Mary Brooks Stone,
and Bernice White go to the Cherry
Building to play with and teach epi
leptic children. Their work is under
the direction of Red Cross Grey
Lucy Morrison and Lillian
Wooten are learning about psychia
tric social work at Dix Hill under the
direction of Miss Nita Green,
director of the Social Service
Under the guidance of Miss
Marjorie Pearce, Home Service Sec
retary and a Meredith graduate,
Martha Hawkins and Sarah Pate are
learning about the social-work
functions of the Red Cross.
Kitty Waynick is assisting in the
' office of Mrs. Margaret Paris,
executive secretary of the Family
Pegge Kirby “mans” the Travel
ers Aid desk in the bus station on
Friday afternoons but can call Mrs.
Louise Rhoney in the office if there
are problems she cannot solve.
Barter Theater to Give
Here on Xovemher 6
Ah, Wilderness! a comedy by
Eugene O’Neill, will be presented
by the Barter Theater of Virginia,
in the Meredith College Audi
torium on Friday, November 6.
Tickets may be purchased from the
members of the Meredith Playhouse
ticket committee at the price of $.75
for a single performance, or $1.25
for this performance and the one
on February 24.
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EDITOR REPORTS OX
The Twig editor, Lorette Ogles
by, recently returned from the
Associated Collegiate Press Confer
ence in Chicago. So far as Twig
records show, she is the first repre
sentative from Meredith to attend
the meeting of the National Colleg
The conference, she reports, is
very worthwhile not only for the
Twig editor but also for the editors
of the year book and literary maga
zine. She would like to see Meredith
represented there next year and
the years after.
Besides the knowledge gained
from informative conferences on
such subjects as topography, head
lines, getting staff, better editorials.
National Student Association and
the press, and features, the editor
feels that she gained much from
contacts made with other editors.
(Continued on page three)
Pictured is a group of girls all dressed for the annual com Huskin’ Bee tonight.
They are Kitty Holt, Mary Lou Moss, Betty Jean Davis and Mary Kiser.
STEDENTS, FACELTY TAKE
NORTH CAROLINA STATE FAIR
Several Meredith students and at least one faculty member had an
Pictured are Blanch McKinney and Jerry
Odds as the spinster aunt and the tipsy
uncle in Eugene O’Neill’s comedy, “Ah,
active part in the North Carolina State Fair.
Sally Dean and Carolyn Reid rbde*f*
two of the Meredith horses in the
parade Tuesday night. Sally exhib
ited her ability to ride side-saddle.
On Wednesday night Sally Dean
and Nancy Johnson rode. Several
other girls were scheduled to ride
Thursday, Friday, and Saturday
nights but that part of the program
Mary Ann Chandler, an art stu
dent at Meredith, exhibited two
paintings. Clown in Analogous
Color Scheme and New'Orleans Jazz
Life, and a piece of ceramics.
Mr. Stuart Pratt won a blue rib
bon on a photograph he exhibited.
It was a shot of a rocky North Caro
lina stream that follows the railroad
for miles through the mountains.
Approximately forty per cent of
the resident students at Meredith
attended the fair during its five day
The Meredith Athletic Associa
tion is sponsoring the annual Com
Huskin’ Bee tonight, October 30.
This year will mark the eleventh
Corn Huskin’ Bee at Meredith. All
students and faculty members are
The program begins at 6:15 p.m.
when the resident students and
faculty attend the dinner attired in
their hill-billy costumes. Entertain
ment throughout the dinner meal is
planned. After dinner the four
classes and the faculty move to the
court where they are joined by the
non-resident students and faculty.
Square dancing and various contests
are the main features.
Representatives from the classes
competing in the contests are:
Hog Calling Contest — seniors:
Blanche Helen Aldridge; juniors:
Joyce Hamrick, Carolyn Wood;
sophomores: Phyllis May, Mary
Kiser; freshmen: Ann House, Libby
Raynor. Chicken Calling Contest
— seniors: Mary Jo Griffen,
Lorette Oglesby; juniors: Phoebe
Barnhardt, Dorothy Swisher; soplp-
niores: Pat Bowen, Lynette Hais-
lip; freshmen: Nancy Young,
Shirley Newton. Corn Husking Con
test — seniors: Marjorie Stewart,
Betty Lou Olive; juniors Earline
Martin, Mary Lou Bell; sopho
mores: Bette Smith, Sandy An
drews; freshmen: Wanda Burrus,
Kate Boggs. Sing Song Committee
—seniors: Jo Anne Brown, Mary
Brian Reid, Marjorie Bames;
juniors: Frances Carr, Frances
Patterson; sophomores: Margaret
Layne, Ann Parr, Kay McCasley,
Marjorie Thore, Margaret Tucker,
Margaret English; freshmen: Alice
Cooper, Elisa Culberson, Dorcas
Hatcher, Barbara Stallings, Jean
Grealish; Tall Tale — seniors:
Gordie Maxwell; juniors: Jennie
Barbour; sophomores: Delores da
Parma; freshmen: Annie Ransom.
The list of faculty representatives
for the contests is not complete.
November 3, the date originally
set for the annual observance of the
founding of Meredith has been
changed to November 17. Plans for
the program are still incomplete.
Classes will be suspended after
10:25 on Founders’ Day. Students
are expected to attend the special
program. A tea will be given for the
seniors in the afternoon.
Meredith Hockey Team
Defeats Duke 4-0
Pictured above are the recently elected senior class superlatives. They are: Bonny
Morgan, most versatile; Charleen Svranzey, most original; Mary Ann Chandler,
cutest; Patsy Bland, Miss Meredith; Joanne Brown, most attractive; Jean Pace,
most athletic; Mary Thorp, wittiest; Ann Lovell, most popular; Margie Bames,
college marshall; Phyllis Trible, most intellectual; Jackie Norris, best-all round
town student; and Salty Salter, friendliest.
The Meredith College hockey
team under the coaching of Miss
Phyllis Cunningham defeated the
Duke team 4-0 in a game on the
Duke field October 21.
Scoring for the winners were Ann
Lovell, who racked up three points
and Becky McRackan.
Other team members at the game
were Jean Pace, Betty Vance, Ruth
Champion, Catherine McRackan,
Bonny Morgan, Jody Strickland,
Joyce Bailey, Ruth Jeanne Allen,
Salty Salter, Verna Taylor, Earline
Martin, Lois Williams, Mary Edna
Grimes, Nancy Bunting, Joyce Bal
lard, Sue Feiguson, and Ann House.
Attend Council on
Dr. Campbell and Dean Pea
cock attended the meeting of the
Baptist Council on Christian Edu
cation at the First Baptist Church
in Raleigh, Thursday and Friday,
the 22 and 23 of October.
Seven colleges are represented on
the council, which meets four times
a year, and it is about their work
that the council is concerned. Their
duty is to allocate funds, to tie the
cblleges to the denomination, and
to correlate the work of all seven
colleges. The colleges are: Mere
dith, Wake Forest, Campbell, Cho
wan, Gardner-Webb, Mars EUll, and
The president, dean, and presi
dent of board of trustees from each
college are among the members of
Dr. CampbeU Attends
Dr. Carlyle Campbell recently
attended the inauguration of J. H.
Stokes, II, to the presidency of
Pfeiffer Junior College. The co
educational college is under the
general direction of the Methodist
Church and is located in Misein-
heimer. North Carolina. The former
president of the college was P. M.